Microbiology in Marine Sediments

March 6-8, 2011 – Chapel Hill, NC
Convener: Andreas Teske, Jen Biddle, Matt Schrenk


The workshop focused on the application of novel culture-independent and culture-dependent microbiological methods to marine sediments and their pore fluids. By necessity, research in this arena often focuses on enumerating cells and cataloging phylogenetic diversity. In the coming years, however, more emphasis will be placed on the active components of microbial communities and the expression of functional genes.

Workshop Report (pdf)
Workshop Website


Andreas Teske (chair), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Jen Biddle, University of Delaware
Matt Schrenk
, East Carolina University